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phrasal verb [intransitive]
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present tense
I/you/we/theygo up
he/she/itgoes up
present participlegoing up
past tensewent up
past participlegone up
  1. 1
    to increase

    We’d like to see the baby’s weight going steadily up.

    The price of oil has gone up by over 50 per cent in less than a year.

  2. 2
    to be built

    A new office block is going up on Oxford Street.

  3. 4
    to start burning quickly or explode

    The whole building went up in just a few minutes.

    go up in flames:

    From the air, it looked as if the entire city was going up in flames.

  4. 5
    to travel towards the north

    Max goes up to Scotland to fish every summer.

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  5. 7
    if a noise goes up from a group of people, they all start to make it
    go up from:

    A cheer went up from the crowd.

  6. 9
    to be long or tall enough to reach a particular higher point or level
    go up to:

    The fire escape only went up to the second floor.

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